FIFA World Cup Qualifiers LIVE – Argentina beat Brazil 3-1: It rained goals for Argentina in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers vs Venezuela. Copa America Champions were in brilliant form as they defeated Venezuela by 3-0. Lautaro Martinez open scoring for Argentina in extra time of 1st half.
Joaquin Correa doubled the lead in 71st minute and Angel Correa tripled the lead with 74th Minute strike.
Venezuela got a consolation goal in very last minute of the match. Soteldo scored for the host via penatly to reduce the deficit by a goal.
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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers LIVE – Argentina beat Brazil 3-0: After Argentina’s victory over Venezuela now all eyes will be on their clash with Brazil.
Superstar Lionel Messi was called up on Monday to the Argentina squad due to face his new Paris Satin-Germain teammate Neymar and Brazil in a World Cup qualifier.
The crunch CONMEBOL encounter on September 5 will mark the first time the two icons face each other as PSG teammates and will come less than two months after Messi inspired Argentina to a 1-0 victory over Brazil in the Copa America final.
Messi’s next game is for Argentina in the World Cup Qualifiers. I remember when we used to feel pain during these breaks, but not anymore with this squad 🇦🇷 pic.twitter.com/4g3Szz0h2B
— J. (@MessiIizer) August 29, 2021
Venezuela is currently 2nd last in and has only won 1 game and has 4 points. They are level at points with Peru, which sits at the bottom.
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni sprung no surprises in his squad with Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez and Paulo Dybala of Juventus included among powerful-looking forward options, although new Barca signing Sergio Aguero misses out through injury.
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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers LIVE: Argentina Squad
Goalkeepers: Franco Armani (River Plate), Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa/ENG), Juan Musso (Atalanta/ITA), Geronimo Rulli (Villarreal/ESP)
Defenders: Gonzalo Montiel (Sevilla/ESP), Nahuel Molina (Udinese/ITA), Cristian Romero (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG), Nicolas Otamendi (Benfica/POR), Juan Foyth (Villarreal/ESP), Lucas Martinez Quarta (Fiorentina/ITA), German Pezzella (Real Betis/ESP), Lisandro Martinez (Ajax/ NED), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax/NED), Marcos Acuna (Sevilla/ESP)
Midfielders: Rodrigo De Paul (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Leandro Paredes (Paris Saint-Germain/Francia), Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG), Exequiel Palacios (Bayer Leverkusen/GER), Guido Rodriguez (Real Betis/ESP), Nicolas Dominguez (Bologna/ITA), Alejandro Gomez (Sevilla/ESP), Angel Di María (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA)
Forwards: Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Emiliano Buendia (Aston Villa/ENG), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan/ITA),Nicolas Gonzalez (Fiorentina/ITA), Angel Correa (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Julian Alvarez (River Plate), Joaquin Correa (Lazio/ITA), Paulo Dybala (Juventus/ITA).
Forwards: Galabinov, Delev, Despodov, Yomov, Iliev